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Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked candy bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for the hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, from arthouse to kids; from new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Friday 19th September to Sunday 21st September
Determined to stop a new gas mine near her Sydney home, director Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lie$) goes to North Korea to learn from the masters of propaganda cinema. In a worldwide first, Pyongyang's top directors, composers and movie stars take her to script rehearsals, Taekwondo stunt fights, group dances, drunken picnics, and a film shoot on a real-life captured US spy ship - to teach her Kim Jong Il's techniques. Back in Sydney, Anna's fearless cast follow the North Koreans' instructions to produce a didactic socialist melodrama, full of song and kick-ass fights, in which "heroic workers" rise up to defeat the "evil, gas-fracking miners." Watch the trailer here
Director: Anna Broinowski.
Once My Mother (PG)
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen's miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late? Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Director: Sophia Turkiewicz.
Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settle in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. It seems the perfect place to open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai - at least until the chilly chief proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory, just a hundred feet away, gets wind of it. But as Hassan reveals his passion for French haute cuisine - and for Mallory's enchanting sous chef Marguerite - combined with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavours of life, even Mallory cannot ignore her culinary rival's talent, leading her to take him under her wing. Watch the trailer here
Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon. Director: Lasse Hallström.
In Search Of Chopin (PG)
Chopin's grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide - but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, director Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner, he hopes to answer those questions. Watch the trailer here
David Dawson. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Director: Phil Grabsky.
Set in the 1920s on the opulent and idyllic Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is an enchanting romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. The film follows cynical and arrogant Englishman Stanley (Firth), a master illusionist who is invited to the Catledge Family mansion to unmask a possible swindle involving an alluring young clairvoyant named Sophie (Stone). At first, Stanley is confident he can expose Sophie as a fraud in no time. But as he witnesses her accomplish numerous supernatural feats, Stanley begins to question his whole rational worldview – if Sophie’s powers are real, anything could be possible. Charming, funny and featuring terrific performances, Magic in the Moonlight delves into the very heart of our belief in something more, with a twist you won’t see coming. Watch the trailer here
Colin Firth, Emma Stone. Director: Woody Allen.